MHG60901 - Crofthouse (Buail an Amadain) - Inverlaidnan
Crofthouse (Buail an Amadain) at Inverlaidnan
Type and Period (1)
- CROFTHOUSE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
- None recorded
The name of this ruined croft was Buail an Amadain - The Fool's Fold. Information contained in Letter from D C Murray, Tighandallan House, Evanton, Ross and Cromarty, to OS 23 January 1978.
A project to survey and record archaeological features at Inverlaidnan and Sluggan (originally named Inchluin) was undertaken by NOSAS members in 2018.
Buail an Amadain Croft (alternative names Carn Challard, Fools Fold). This croft 400m to the NW of Sluggan Bridge is located in birch woodland on a south facing slope at an altitude of 350m. It comprises 2 buildings (sites 54 and 56), possibly a third (site 53) and 2 enclosures (sites 55 and 64) with several clearance cairns some of which probably have prehistoric origins. At least half of the croft is covered in dense juniper and it may be that some features are obscured by this, other areas have dense bracken. The farmstead does not appear on the 1st edition OS map of 1875 but it is seen on an estate plan of 1860 (RHP14036) with 3 unroofed buildings and 2 enclosures and appears on the current OS map as a ruin.
Site 54 Building. The foundations of a substantial rectangular house are aligned E/W and measure 12m x 5m externally. The interior of the house is filled with mature gorse so no internal features were noted and only the E gable wall is currently obvious. The low walls survive to one course high and are perhaps c.0.65m thick. <1>
NGR adjusted based on 1999-2001 aerial photographs <2>
- <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Marshall, M.. 2019. Inverlaidnan and Sluggan/Inchluin, near Carrbridge, Inverness-shire: The Report of a Project to Identify, Survey and Record Archaeological Remains in 2018. North of Scotland Archaeological Society. Digital. p.27 Site 54.
- <2> Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph/Vertical: Get Mapping. 1999-2001. Get Mapping colour vertical aerial photography 1999-2001 (The Millennium Map). XY
|Grid reference||Centred NH 8664 2227 (13m by 13m)|
|Civil Parish||DUTHIL AND ROTHIEMURCHUS|
|Geographical Area||BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY|
Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
Related Investigations/Events (1)
External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/14963 (Link to HER online record)
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